Probably from Middle English bibbento drink heartilyfrom Latin biberepō(i)- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Originally verb sense “drink heartily”, from Middle English bibben, either from Latinbibō (“I drink”), from Proto-Indo-European*peh₃-, or of imitative origin. Noun sense (clothing) presumably either because worn while drinking, or because the clothing itself “drinks up” spills.
Bib Sentence Examples
Davidson) follow the view suggested by Vatke (Bib.
See further Enc. Bib.
Bib.; Toy in Jewish Encyclopedia; Johannes Mailer, Beitrcige zur Erkldrung and Kritik des Buches Tobit; and in the same volume Alter and Herkunft des Achicar-Romans and sein Verhdltniss zu Aesop, by Rudolf Smend.
The Lexicon (AEewv Euvaywyi), published later than the Bib iotheca, was probably in the main the work of some of his pupils.
These are a shorter, sometimes lighter-weight version of the normal bib overalls.